Michael Balsley has been performing on professional stages and locations since his graduation from the acclaimed MFA-Acting program at New York University.
Now based in Los Angeles, Michael is an actor, director, producer, and teacher. This cite is a catalogue of artistic and professional events over the course of his career.
He has worked with dozens of noted stage directors from Liviu Ciulei to Bob Balaban. In New York, Michael Sexton, Patrick Page, Tony Giordano,and Tazewell Thompson; in LA and regionally, Rob Roggerio, Michael Rothaar, Elina DeSantos, and Marilyn Fox... to name a few. As a 6 year Pacific Resident Theatre Company member in Venice CA, has appeared on stage in six award winning shows, opposite very talented performers, designers, directors and musicians.
As a student, he has studied with influential master teachers such as Ron Van Lieu, Chris Bayes, Deborah Lapidus, Deb Hecht, Jim Calder, and the National Medal of the Arts recipient, Zelda Fitchandler. In LA, he studies at the Lesly Kahn Studios.
As a teacher, he is currently the Head of Visual and Performing Arts at Pacifica Christian High School, where he has directed a challenging array of productions, from The Tempest to Ragtime. His upcoming production of "Red Noses" will be produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 in Scotland.
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